Court Sentences Harvey Weinstein To 23 Years In Prison

(TIML NEWS) Judge James Burke handed down the mandate in a New York State courthouse.

On Wednesday morning (March 11), a New York court found Harvey Weinstein guilty of several criminal sexual acts, including a third-degree rape charge, and sentenced him to 23 years in prison. According to CNN, Supreme Court Judge James Burke handed down the mandate.

Six women came forward to recall the former television and film executive’s actions which launched an investigation, then a court trial. He was acquitted of two charges of predatory sexual assault before being sentenced to over two decades in a New York State prison. He was first convicted on Feb. 24, The Hollywood Reporter notes, after a trial began on Jan. 6.

Following the news, Twitter users took to their accounts to share their thoughts, including actress Mira Sorvino, who stated she endured sexual harassment from Weinstein.